Promise Pakistan People’s Party promised in its 2013 manifesto to include Quaid-e-Azam’s August 11, 1947, Speech in Sindh’s curriculum. Background What is the need to include Quaid-e-Azam’s 11 August speech in the curricula? The liberal intelligentsia predominantly maintains that Pakistan’s school books promote bigoted mindset against minority religions. The main reason remains that Pakistan was

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Promise To promote reading culture, the PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto to develop libraries at national, provincial and district level, equipped with modern reference tools. Background The trend of having public library has diminished in Pakistan because of lack of interest of people in reading and the declining rate of literacy in the

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto to provide clean drinking water to every citizen. Background The Sindh government has been on the crosshair for not providing safe drinking water to the residents of Sindh. Karachi in particular has been the target of a water crisis.  When things got out of hand,

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Promise The PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto that increased employment opportunities for qualified doctors would be provided by constructing more hospitals, and extending soft term loans on easy instalments for private practice. Background Other than a slight improvement in health facilities, the Punjab government has done almost nothing to bring about comprehensive change.

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Promise In its 2013 manifesto, the PML-N promised to add a new article to the Constitution to make the ‘Right to Food’ a fundamental right for every citizen.  To implement this plan, the government had envisaged formulating, in consultation with the provincial government, a National Strategy for food and security to achieve an average agricultural

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 Promise: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) promised in its 2013 manifesto to launch behavioural change media campaign to prevent people from contracting infectious diseases. Background: PPP has been in power in Sindh for the past eight years. From 2008 to 2016, there was no local government in place for the simple reason that local body elections

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz had promised in its 2013 manifesto that upon coming to power, it would convert at least 50 per cent of the remittances by overseas Pakistanis into investments. Background: Home remittances have dropped significantly over the past year. In February 2017, remittances fell by 7 per cent. For the first eight

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Promise The PPP had promised in the 2013 manifesto that they would improve the quality of legal education and training for lawyers.   Background Just like any other discipline, legal education has also been given free reign to grow. While a burgeoning legal community is something to be proud of, however, sans quality the end

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Promise During the 2013 election campaign, Mian Shahbaz Sharif made several visits to his constituency NA 129 Youhanabad, Pakistan’s largest Christian locality, where approximately 250,000 Christians live, as it had been of particular interest to Sharif. Out of the several election promises he made, one that stood out, and is still alive in the minds

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Promise Pakistan Peoples Party has promised its voters in the 2013 manifesto that after coming to power, it would raise the adult literacy rate from the current 54 per cent to 85 per cent. This promise was to be implemented at the country level. However, since the PPP could not make government in the Centre,

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